Demekaa, Cole-Kotas Win Air France Invitational Golf Tourney


Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

Francis Demekaa and Susan Cole-Kotas were the star performers at the Air France-KLM Invitational golf tournament played at Port Harcourt Club 1928 Golf Section.

The tournament had a field of 108 players in attendance. It was organized to commemorate Air France -KLM 20 years of operation in the Garden City.

Demakaa, an eighth-handicapper, won the men prize with a nett score of 68. But victory did not come on a platter of gold as he nicked a three-way tie on countback.

The Vice Captain, Port Harcourt Club, Chris Allagoa (68) edged Elle Anthony for the first runner up position also on CB.

Princess Joyce Nule (73) again stumbled as Susan Cole-Kotas beat her by four-shot for the Ladies Best Nett prize.
Dimeeka won the star prize of a Business Class ticket, while Cole-Kotas, who plays golf as a 9-handicapper, won the premium economy ticket to any where in Europe.

Okey Scott-Ananaba posted a 77 to claim the Gross prize. The Longest Drive (men) was won by Captain Port Harcourt Club, Emmanuel Okene, while Ruth Lawoye won the Ladies’ prize.

The Nearest to the Pin prize (men) was won by Timson Okah, just as Anchelee Le-Cocq took the prize for ladies.
The tournament played over 18-hole was graced by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and the First Lady, Justice Suzzette Wike.

Other dignitaries included the Amayanabo Twon-Brass, King Alfred Diete- Spiff, the French Consul in Nigeria, Mr Erwan de Gouvello, the Deputy Managing Director of Total, François Le-Cocq and GM Air France-KLM, Nigeria and Ghana, Jean- Raoul Tauzin.